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Workshop Topics

Pedagogy
Language and Culture

Unpacking the new Digital Technology Curriculum in the Language Classroom

In this 2-hour workshop you will:

  • learn and explore the implications the new Digital Technology Curriculum has for language teachers from Years 0-10

  • discuss ‘computational thinking’ and how it can be used in a language classroom

  • learn how to incorporate computer programming in the language classroom, using programmes such as Scratch or Minecraft

 


Resource Making for Languages - Years 7-10

In this 2-hour workshop you will:

  • discuss what makes a good language learning resource and why
  • explore different types of language learning resources

  • identify opportunities for adaptation, development and collaboration of resources

 


Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) for Beginner Students - Years 7-10

In this 2-hour workshop you will:

  • discuss the Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) approach in relation to the Learning Languages curriculum in the New Zealand Curriculum

  • experience TBLT from the student perspective, using communicative tasks that suit beginner students in Years 7-10

  • get hands-on experience of generating 1 or 2 communicative tasks using the resources provided

 


Developing Intercultural Communicative Competency through Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) approach for Beginner Students - Years 7-10

In this 2-hour workshop you will:

  • review the key elements of Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT)  and the intercultural communicative language teaching (iCLT) principles, in relation to the NZ Learning Languages curriculum

  • explore and experience different types of intercultural communicative tasks designed for beginner students in Years 7-10

  • discuss possible ideas for adaption and/or development as well as opportunities for collaboration

 


Generating Communicative Tasks from a Topic for Beginner Students - Years 7-10

In this 2-hour workshop you will:

  • review the key elements of Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) 

  • explore 6 different types of communicative tasks

  • produce 6 different types of communicative tasks on some commonly covered topics for beginner students in Years 7-10

 


Intercultural Communicative Language Teaching (iCLT) for Beginner Students - Years 7-10

In this 2-hour workshop you will:

  • review the intercultural communicative language teaching (iCLT) principles 
  • explore some practical ways of incorporating language and culture for beginner students in Years 7-10 

  • discuss possible ideas for adaption and/or development as well as opportunities for collaboration

 


Intercultural Communicative Language Teaching (iCLT) and the Treaty of Waitangi

(available Online or face to face)

In this workshop you will:

  • deepen your understanding of the intercultural communicative language teaching (iCLT) principles

  • explore some practical ways of incorporating language and culture, with special focus on the Treaty of Waitangi

  • discuss and share ideas in relation to the bi-cultural partnership of Aotearoa, and our responsibility to NZ society

 


Understanding and Applying the Ellis Principles

In this 2-hour workshop you will:

  • review the 11 principles identified by Professor Rod Ellis

  • explore some practical ways of incorporating second language acquisition principles with language and culture 

  • experience learning and communicating in a second language while using the principles

 


How to Increase the Repertoire of Formulaic Expressions in Your Classroom

(How do you say...?) 

In this 1.5-hour workshop you will: 

  • review what formulaic expressions are

  • discuss how to increase the repertoire of formulaic expressions

  • learn a second language while communicating using targeted expressions to facilitate communication

 


What is a Task?

In this 1-hour workshop you will:

  • discuss what is in a language lesson

  • identify the criteria for a task in a language lesson

  • explore types of tasks in a language lesson

Learning Languages for Beginner Students in Years 7-10

In this 2-hour workshop you will:

  • review the key expectations of the Learning Languages curriculum in the New Zealand Curriculum for beginner students in Years 7-10 in an interactive way

  • explore effective ways of meeting the curriculum expectations by engaging in hands-on communicative tasks

  • discuss strategies to make language learning fun, motivating, achievable, continuous and sustainable for learners in Years 7-10

 


Cultures in Language Classrooms for Beginner Students in Years 7-10 

In this 2-hour workshop you will:

  • discuss cultural similarities and differences between China, Japan and Korea

  • explore the different types of chopsticks of China, Japan and Korea as well as the cultural background behind them

  • practice some classroom activities and discuss how to incorporate more target language to enable beginner students in Years 7-10 to be more interculturally competent

 


French Immersion Weaving 

In this 3-hour workshop you will:

  • create a project in a French immersion situation following Māori protocols and using NZ natural resources

  • explore and experience some practical ways of incorporating second language acquisition principles with language and culture

  • discuss possible ideas for adaption and/or development as well as opportunities for cross-curricular lessons

 


Weaving Workshop

In this 3-hour workshop you will:

  • create small project following Māori protocols and using NZ natural resources

  • explore and experience some practical ways of incorporating second language acquisition principles with language and culture

  • discuss possible ideas for adaption and/or development as well as opportunities for cross-curricular lessons